Table 2

Comparison of study endpoints at 12 weeks by randomized treatment assignment

Characteristic

Calcium acetate

(N = 37)

Placebo

(N = 41)

P-value


Serum phosphorus (mg/dL)

n = 37

4.4 ± 1.2

n = 36

5.1 ± 1.4

0.04


Serum calcium, corrected (mg/dL)

n = 37

9.5 ± 0.8

n = 36

8.8 ± 0.8

< 0.001


Intact parathyroid hormone (pg/mL)

n = 35

150 ± 157

n = 38

351 ± 292

< 0.001


Serum bicarbonate (mEq/L)

n = 35

24.0 ± 3.7

n = 35

21.6 ± 3.8

0.008


Serum albumin (mg/dL)

n = 37

3.6 ± 0.5

n = 36

3.5 ± 0.5

0.34


Qunibi et al. BMC Nephrology 2011 12:9   doi:10.1186/1471-2369-12-9

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